Question 7. What are the three parts of the Apostles’ Creed?

The first is about God the Father, including our creation; the second is about God the Son, including the history of our redemption; and the third is about God, the Holy Spirit, including the church and the Christian hope.

 

 

Question 8. Since there is only one God, why do we speak of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit?

We believe in one, true, eternal God, as witnessed to in scripture and in the earliest Christian confessions. This one God is revealed as eternally Father, Son and Holy Spirit, creating, rescuing and guiding us. God is eternal Trinity, three in one, one in three, equal in power and majesty.

 

Deut 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is one.

Mt 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.

2 Cor 13:13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

See also: Jn 1:1-18; Rom 1:1-7; 1 Jn 4:13-16, 5:6-12.